Will a Superman game ever be as good as Arkham city?
Ever played a good Superman game? Nope, Me neither. Why is that? Batman’s had much success in the video game world as of late and DC have also had other gaming success with DC Universe games and the recent fighting games Injustice. However, when it comes to Superman, things don’t tend to go as well.
While they have tired, many times, Superman is well-known for having a terrible relationship with games. Superman 64 is widely considered to be the worst video game of all time. So what exactly is the problem?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe: A series of blockbuster superhero films, featuring Marvel’s finest comic-book heroes, all set in one single universe. Starting off with Iron Man in 2008, the MCU has become a major success with the first phase of films allowing the franchise become the second largest film franchise ever in such a short space of time then culminating with the mega-blockbuster title that was The Avengers.
While it’s been smooth sailing for Marvel, it has been anything but for DC. DC Comics have been playing catch-up for a long time now with their intentions to establish there own ‘DC Cinematic Universe’as well their major superhero film: Justice League. DC have been playing catch up for years now.
Would they simply emulate the Marvel strategy or simply throw in all their big guns at once? One thing that is certain…
“Accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can and have the wisdom to tell the difference.” The film starts of with a young Barry Allen chasing after cars on the motorway trying to hitch a ride after being stranded on a motorway. “So much irony here” I thought to myself. “I’m already in love with this film already”.
This world has never heard of Superman, Hal Jordan was never given a Green Lantern ring and Bruce Wayne was shot that night in Crime Valley. Barry Allenhas woken up in a world where he has lost his powers but has to race races time to put things right before Wonder Woman and Aquaman start World War 3!
Justice League: War is the first film to be based on DC’s New 52 Universe and. If you’re not a fan of the New 52; chances are you won’t like this either. This is the Justice League before they’re the Justice League. They don’t like one other and the world doesn’t like them. When multiple alien abductions occur around the world the likes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Cyborg and… Shazam! are forced to work together to face a greater threat!
This film was supposed to prove that, outside of Supes and Bats, other DC heroes were ready for the silver screen .
How many Marvel superheroes have had successful live-action films I ask you? Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Wolverine and the X-Men. Marvel have been making DC look silly. DC on the other hand have been ever-reliant on their two big guns: Superman and Batman.
In 2011 DC attempted to show the world that they do actually have more heroes under their belt and released a Green Lantern film. Only problem was that movie was bad. Not even a little bad but very bad. The movie barely made profit and was very painful to watch. So what exactly went wrong?
Clark Kent is Superman. Bruce Wayne is Batman. Peter Parker is Spider-Man but The Flash is…has been more than one person. This isn’t that uncommon in Comic Books the Flash is the biggest example of this.
There’s has been a total of four people who have taken up the superhero identity as the Flash but it is a certain Barry Allen and a certain Wally West who are the most iconic Scarlet Speedsters. In terms of their powers they’re pretty much the same but it’s their character traits, civilian lifestyles, and personalities that sets them apart. Continue reading →
We all know DC are playing catch-up trying to emulate Marvel’s cinematic success that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe topped off with The Avengers. DC’s finally got the ball rolling after the somewhat-successful Superman reboot Man of Steel. While, most of us thought the follow-up would have either been a direct sequel; some even suggested jumping straight to a full-on Justice League film. Which would have been a terrible idea. However, surprisingly DC’s announced that Man of Steel’s “sequel” would be a Superman/Batman film.